First painting day of spring
At last, at last! Winter finally shuffles off the stage. It’s been teasing us – gradually warming, but clouding over every time you think about drawing. I’ve been champing at the bit for weeks. Living in Canada is a serious disadvantage for plein air painters. We just don’t get enough days like this.
I’ve never been to the Lachine Canal – but you can trust urban sketching will eventually take you to every corner of your city. My first impression is, it’s basically the LA river, which is basically a drainage ditch. Maybe I’m being to hard on the old canal – perhaps it’s more scenic when the water is up and the trees leaf in.
One advantage of today’s low tide – you can see the urban fossils in the river bed. Bike skeletons stuck in the mud, encrusted with barnacles. I didn’t sketch those today – (L got some great shots tho – so perhaps some studio pieces will happen). But this wasn’t that kind of day! Today is for color! Spring is here!
Next month’s outing – May 26th – I think we’re going to go to the Tam Tams on the mountain near Parc and Mount Royal. That should be a great people sketching opportunity. If you’re in town, come join us.